Former Sony Group Chairman Idei dies


Nobuyuki Idei, former president, chairman and chief executive officer of Sony (currently Sony Group), died on June 2 at a hospital in Tokyo due to liver failure.

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He was 84 years old.

Mr. Idei is from Tokyo.

Sony plans to hold a memorial service at a later date.

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Biography of Mr. Idei

I joined Sony in 1960.

In 1995, he received a baton from Norio Ohga and became the president of Sony.

He was appointed president by more than 10 people from the managing director.

After that, he became CEO in 1998.

He was Chairman and CEO from 2000 to 2005.

In addition to promoting the digital and communication fields, we also focused on the entertainment field such as movies, music, and game consoles, laying the foundation for Sony today.

Launched in 1996, “VAIO” has grown into a popular brand in the personal computer industry.

We have also established the “So-net” brand, an internet connection service in Japan.

In 1999, the dog-shaped robot “AIBO” was released.

He is a wonderful person who used the Internet and was involved in financial businesses such as non-life insurance and banks.

On the other hand, at the end of his career, he retired due to poor performance in the home appliances sector.

Sir Howard Stringer , a British and American national of a Japanese company that was rare at the time, was appointed as his successor.

He also contributed to the development of the Internet environment in Japan, such as chairing the IT Strategy Council of the Government of Japan.

Kenichiro Yoshida, president of Sony Group says…

He said, “Mr. Idei was one of the first to foresee the impact of the Internet and is still amazed at the foresight that promoted digitalization. However, the experience and learning there has led to the current management of Sony. ”


It was my favorite person.
I think he made some mistakes, but he was the chairman who showed strong leadership and made Sony that made me excited.

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